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Reptile  Wall Lizard

Wall Lizard - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Podarcis muralis

Size: Body up to 75mm long, tail around 50mm.

Distribution: This species is widely distributed in Europe. In the UK it's found on Jersey and the Channel Islands.  There have been several sightings in S. England and S. Wales.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Insects and spiders

Habitat: Dry, sandy or rocky places

Special features: The wall lizard has been introduced to the UK from southern Europe, where it is frequently seen running up and down the walls of buildings. It has light spotted markings along it's flanks.


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